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Making Manic Mondays Your Fun Day
Posted by Insightlink on 07/29/15
And Conquering Those Monday Blues
It's a New Day
Without thinking too hard, are you happy about that or does going to work make you feel a little nauseous? Hopefully you are pumped about your job, but maybe you feel some queasiness and anxiety which definitely does not add up to happy. We are all supposed to look forward to going to work and feel passionate about what we do; work is supposed to be our chance to get back to doing what we love.
On the other hand, if you are tired, feeling hopeless and are not happy going to work, you may be suffering the Blues. Monday Blues have, in particular, become a cultural phenomenon and while you might casually laugh them off to a colleague, they can be much more than a passing tiredness; they are a warning sign that something is not right at work.
So the priority has to be to find out what is causing you to feel anxious, so you can take action to put a stop to it. In the meantime, you have to be aware how your mood is projected onto your co-workers. If you dread your job, for whatever reason, your mood will affect others in ways you cannot see or even realize, so tapping into some ways to make yourself feel better in the short term is a solution that could help while you try to figure out what is really going on.
3. Fun Day: Bring treats on Monday. Everyone feels a bit like you do, so start the week with donuts, bring in a veggie platter, or wear casual work clothes. Whatever you do, try to get others to join you and make Monday a fun day and make it a habit.
6. Go green!: And if you can get out of the building for even 20 minutes to walk near a tree-lined road or in a park, go there every chance you get. More research shows that any exposure to green space helps ease our minds, allows us to think more clearly and improves our moods.
7. Don’t complain: Complaining has a way of making life harder, not easier. Be a positive energy force not a Debbie-downer.
8. Inspire yourself: Search the web for quotes that inspire you. One of my favorites is: “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”
Thank you for reading. Here is to happier employees and to having the Best Day of Your Life.
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